Weird scratching noise coming from computer

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by wtfisflapdoodle, Nov 14, 2010.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Jun 20, 2009
    I have an aluminum macbook that is abou a year and a half old. It is making a weird scratching noise every few minutes. It sounds like I have DVD spinning in my disk drive and I am moving the laptop around. There is no disk in it so I am worried it's coming from my HD. Any ideas on what I should do?
  2. Moderator emeritus


    Dec 10, 2008
    Can you record the noise and upload it to us? HDs can be very noisy, especially when they get older
  3. macrumors 68020

    Bill Gates

    Jun 21, 2006
    I'd be surprised if it were the HDD making the noise. The more likely culprit is the fan. See if you can identify where the noise is coming from.

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